Sep 11, 2011, 4:41 PM EDT
Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg was supposed to go five innings Sunday in his second start since returning to the major leagues. He made it only three, but the outing was far from a disaster.
Strasburg yielded just one run on three hits while striking out four Astros hitters. He did not issue a walk and threw 39 of his 57 pitches for strikes.
Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com has more.
The 23-year-old Strasburg has now thrown eight major league innings since returning last week from a year-long recovery from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. He’s allowed five hits and one earned run, with eight strikeouts and zero walks. His fastball has been clocked consistently in the high-90s.
Strasburg will take on the Marlins next weekend in yet another home start.
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